Tonight the 4th Annual British Comic Awards took place at the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds as one of the opening night events for the Thought Bubble Festival‘s Comic Con Weekend. We told you who this year’s Hall of Fame entrant would be when we announced the nominees back in October but tonight the winners of our four other categories were revealed, chosen by our Judging Panel.
Congratulations again to all our nominees for making the final shortlist. The voting was incredibly close this year, proving that all the nominees have produced outstanding books representing the brilliant work being done in this country today.
And the winners are…
Best Comic – Grey Area: From the City to the Sea by Tim Bird (Avery Hill Publishing)
Best Book – The Motherless Oven by Rob Davis (Selfmade Hero)
Young People’s Comic Awards – Star Cat by James Turner (David Fickling Books)
Emerging Talent – Rachael Stott for her artwork on Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor (SDCC Exclusive), Star Trek #46 -47 and Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
Hall of Fame – Dudley D Watkins
A HUGE thanks to the Committee and all our Judges and young reading groups for their time, effort and consideration without whom none of this would be possible. Another huge thanks to our sponsors too, Page 45, Thought Bubble, Awesome Merchandise, Orbital Comics, Comic Printing UK, Gazelle Book Services and Fanfare Books.
There’ll be some photos and hopefully some video of the ceremony, coming soon.